get to know me → [9/10] favorite celebrities: perrie edwards “if you want to be a singer, you want to be a performer, whatever it is in the world that you want to do, I think that you should never give up, you should never let anyone put you down and tell you you can’t do it, ‘cause if you believe in yourself, you’ll go far.”
Chinese-American architect IM Pei turned 100 this week. To celebrate, Dezeen selected 10 of his most iconic buildings from a career that spans seven decades.
His architecture is identifiable through its strict geometries – combinations of circles, squares and triangles that manifest in both two and three dimensions in plan, section and elevation. The firm’s oeuvre ranges from a curving brick chapel to soaring glass-sheathed skyscrapers, and includes museums, libraries and civic centres in locations across the globe.
Identified from the top:
Le Grand Louvre, Paris, France, 1989
Bank of China Tower, Hong Kong, China, 1990
Suzhou Museum, Suzhou, China, 2006
Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar, 2008
Dallas City Hall, Dallas, USA, 1978
Luce Memorial Chapel, Taichung, Taiwan, 1963
Miho Museum, Kyoto, Japan, 1997
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, USA, 1995
Kennedy Library, Boston, USA, 1979
National Gallery of Art East Building, Washington DC, USA, 1978
get to know me meme: [1/10] current celebrity crushes ♡ beyoncé giselle knowles-carter
“i miss that immersive experience, now people only listen to a few seconds of song on their iPods and they don’t really invest in the whole experience. it’s all about the single, and the hype. it’s so much that gets between the music and the art and the fans. i felt like, i don’t want anybody to get the message, when my record is coming out. i just want this to come out when it’s ready and from me to my fans.”
It was a big step, to go from not talking to people to stepping on to a stage. That’s when I felt the most comfortable, because I could do anything I wanted to and say anything I wanted to, even if people didn’t laugh.
get to know me → [6/10] favorite celebrities: louis tomlinson “the lyric that always sticks out to me is ‘what do you do when the chapter ends? do you close the book and never read it again?’ you kind of need to hear a sentiment like that sometimes, when you are going through a hard time, to be like ‘yeah, you know. I’ve got two options. I can either close the book and feel sorry for myself or I can keep going.’“